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Hearing officer appointed by school district

Superintendent gets salary hike of 4 percent

A hearing is expected within a month on whether the Port Aransas ISD violated the rights of a student by...

Political ‘season’ just around corner


Potential candidates for city council, school board and water district in Port Aransas may begin filing in less than a...

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Who will vote in three-way GOP race for governor


It’s been 20 years since the last hotly contested Republican primary race for governor in Texas. And this year’s slugfest, with a sitting United States...

Let the campaigning begin!


We’re coming up on “election season” in Port Aransas. That’s when dedicated folks with thick skins who are willing to take time out of their...

Tidbits from District 32


The following is a collection of news and notes from your State Capitol involving issues that affect House District 32. FILING CLOSES Jan. 4 marked...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Sundays and Mondays for open swim, 1- 2 p.m.,...

JV ladies snag second in tourney

JV ladies snag second in tourney

With big win over Pettus

The Lady Marlins junior varsity continues to show improvement, coming out second in the weekend’s JV Marlin Classic tournament held here. In the first round, the ladies opened against the...

GAME AT A GLANCE


LADY MARLIN VARSITY VS SKIDMORE-TYNAN Tuesday, Jan. 5 Scoring by Quarters     PA 6 9 9 8 32 S-T 12 18 18 10 58     Leading Scorers: Kalani...

Lady Marlins win big in district opener

Lady Marlins win big in district opener


The Lady Marlins started District 31- 1A competition with a bang on Friday, Jan. 8, dealing the Pettus Eagles a 52-26 defeat on the Pettus court. The Port Aransas girls...

2009-10 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball Schedule


Date Opp Time/Score November T-10 Bloomington JV19-25;V 55-26 Th-12 PA JV Tourney S F-13 Odem Cancelled S-14 PA JV Tourney T-17 IWA J V: 22-43 V: 55-26 Th-S 19-21 Marlin...

BMS ladies split with Woodsboro

BMS ladies split with Woodsboro


The Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins split a pair of games against Woodsboro on Monday, Jan. 11, with the seventh-grade girls coming out victorious, 33-20, but the eighth-graders on the...

Marlins split with Skidmore-Tynan

Marlins split with Skidmore-Tynan


Faced with a 6-foot-8-inch Skidmore-Tynan post and foul trouble late in the game, the Marlins were unable to pull out a win against the Bobcats on Tuesday, Jan. 5, but...

JV Marlins regroup to place second in tourney

JV Marlins regroup to place second in tourney


The junior varsity Marlins seemed to have slept through the first half of the first round game against the Banquete Bulldogs during the JV Marlin Classic on Saturday, Jan. 9....

2009-10 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time November M-16 Pettus F&S – 20&21 IWA Tourney M-30 Yorktown December M-7 Falls City M-14 Woodsboro January Th-7 St. James 4:30PM- Cancelled M-11 Pettus No report from...

Ball battle

Ball battle


Brundrett Middle School eighth-graders Nick Maxham and Jake Roberts battle for the ball with Pettus Eagles players during a game on Monday, Jan. 11.

Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball Schedule


Date Opponent Time/ Score November 17 Taft JV: 44-58 V: 39-55 19-21 Marlin Classic 2nd Place 24 O. Grove JV: 31-37 V: 48-74 December 1 ST JV: 43-27 V: 47-40...


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Hearing officer appointed by school district

Superintendent gets salary hike of 4 percent

A hearing is expected within a month on whether the Port Aransas ISD violated the rights of a student by not providing proper facilities. The student’s parents filed a complaint...

Political ‘season’ just around corner


Potential candidates for city council, school board and water district in Port Aransas may begin filing in less than a month. The filing period for all three governing bodies begins...

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And the winners are….

And the winners are….

Port Aransas Community Theatre to honor its own at Sandy Awards Sunday

The Port Aransas Community Theatre will present the seventh annual Sandy Awards at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17. This red carpet event will be held at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361, and will include hors d’oeuvres, spirits and entertainment. Entertainment will include performances of excerpts from productions throughout...

Casino Night and Fish Fry is Saturday

Casino Night and Fish Fry is Saturday


Come hungry, kiss the dice and shuffle the cards. The annual Rotary Club Casino Night and Fish Fry is this Saturday night, Jan. 16. Take a chance on the roulette wheel, the craps table, or a hand of poker – all in fun, and with profits benefitting scholarships for Port...

Performances of ‘Greater Tuna’ continue at PACT until Jan. 24


There are only two weekends left to see “Greater Tuna,” the current production of the Port Aransas Community Theatre. PACT will present the comedy about Texas’ third smallest town on Jan. 1416 and 21-23, at 7:30 p.m., with a final matinee on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2:30 pm. Tickets, $15...

TxDot’s Casteel to address chamber


David Casteel, who lived in Port Aransas while he served as District 16 engineer in Corpus Christi for the Texas Department of Transportation, will address chamber members on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The organization’s annual luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Sand Castle Conference Center, 800 Sandcastle Drive. Call...

Weather is lecture topic


John Metz from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will speak at the next Brown Bag lecture series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Metz will dicuss the weather outlook for the spring and summer, 2010. Guests are invited to bring a lunch...

Dine and dance at the VFW


Fuel up for some fancy footwork on Saturday, Jan. 16. That’s when the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8967 is having a dinner and dance at the post home, 311 N. Alister St. The dinner, for an $8 donation at the door, starts at 5 p.m. Dance music by saxophonist...

Free concert series begins on Monday


The Winter Sounds free concert series will begin on Monday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. The two concerts in the annual series will be held at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The first featured performer is George Ensle, a singer/songwriter with a unique fingerpicking style originating...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

An opportunity from God

Situations come and go. Circumstances change like the tides. Moods can be like sands through the hour glass (or sands on my car floor mat). Moods change, based on a variety of issues. Circumstances and situations can be our own doing, or they can happen because of someone else. Have...

Free tickets available for Smith concerts to held in February


Singer and songwriter Terri Smith will return to the Pollock Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to perform two free concerts. The free tickets are available at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry office, 129 S. Alister St. or at Golden Oldies on Tuesday and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Pollock...

JELM Center January Calendar


Monday 8 a.m. Aerobics Pollock Center 9 a.m. Bridge lessons JELM Crafts Room 9:15 a.m. Beginning Line Dance Pollock Center 10 a.m. Writer’s Workshop JELM Library 10:45 a.m. Line Dancing Practice session Pollock Center 12:30 p.m. Bridge JELM Library 1 p.m. Needlework JELM Crafts Room 7 p.m. Culture Club JELM...

A king’s parade

A king’s parade


Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School students celebrated the Epiphany on Thursday, Jan. 7, with a three-kings parade to the chapel to visit the baby Jesus. Father Doug Schwert leads the parade with the star piñata.They then enjoyed a traditional king’s cake and broke open the star piñata.

Learning fast

Learning fast


Seventh-grade students at Brundrett Middle school learn how to calculate speed by rolling a wooden car (visible in this photo as a blur) down a ramp in a science class on Thursday, Jan. 7. Later, the class will learn how to calculate acceleration, according to science teacher Andrea Skloss. From...

PAISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETINGS

6 P.M., THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010-- ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

I. CALL TO ORDER A. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance II. COMMENTS A. Public Comments B. Board of Trustee’s Acknowledgements III. PRESENTATIONS/INFORMATION A. Board Appreciation Presentations to Trustees B. Writing Academy presented by Clare Adams and Kate Williams C. Presentation of Certificates to UIL Participants for Olsen Elementary...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

JANUARY 18 - 22

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Wednesday Breakfast on a bun, juice Thursday French toast, sausage link, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Chalupas, lettuce, tomato and cheese, fruit Wednesday Hot dogs with or without...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Technology comes to first grade

With pep in our step, first grade is bringing in the new year with top-of-theline technology. Thanks to the Port Aransas Education Foundation for making our classrooms 2010-ready with Elmos, projectors, and Promethean Whiteboards. This has not only increased interest in learning for the children, but has also challenged them...

Maintenance head stepping down at Port Aransas ISD


The Port Aransas ISD maintenance director, Bill Atkins, is leaving the district. No reason was given for Atkins’ departure, and he declined to comment. Atkins, 52, was named maintenance director replacing John Dreiling in June, 2008. Dreiling retired at the end of the 2007-08 school year. Before being named maintenance...

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